Artistic Director – Anna Coombs
Anna founded Tangle whilst based at Hall for Cornwall, Truro where her directing credits included BLOOD by Victoria Field, NEVER SAY RABBIT IN A BOAT by Nick Darke, RESPONSES (new plays) and Marlowe’s THE JEW OF MALTA which, along with Tangle’s inaugural production EVERYMAN, won The 2010 TMA Eclipse Award. For Hall for Cornwall she also received the TMA Renee Stepham Award and the TMA Award for Achievement in Touring.
In 2010 she was Director on Attachment at The National Theatre Studio and Resident Director at NITRO (Black Music Theatre). Recent directing credits include EVERYMAN, BACKSLIDER by Shiona Morton (The Ustinov, Bath) A DROP TO DRINK , VANHU VESE, THE CROSSING by Esther O’Toole, and MAKMENDE VIES FOR PRESIDENT by Koa Oduor Anthony for The National Theatre African Playwriting Project. She has also worked as a director at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, The New Vic, Stoke on Trent, The Oxford Playhouse and The Marlowe Theatre, Canterbury. She is Research Associate (African Theatre) at SOAS, London University.
Associate Producer – Naomi Blanche
Naomi has worked as Assistant Producer at Theatre503, for Musical Theatre Company Nitro as Administrator, in events marketing for the Royal College of Arts and as Events Coordinator for the British Red Cross. She was Assistant Producer on Vanhu Vese and Associate Producer on The Crossing for Tangle. She completed an Arts Management degree at De Montfort University in Leicester in 2007 and whilst there helped to organise the Cultural eXchanges Festival 2007.
Digital Media Associate – Debo Adebayo
Debo joined Tangle in 2011 and is also digital media advisor to NITRO and The Red Room. He previously worked as music supervisor in Muhammad Ali and Me and as assistant composer in Moj of the Antarctic at the Oval House and Lyric Theatre. When he’s not implementing theatre digital strategy, Debo works tirelessly in the music, media and arts industries as a music supervisor and creative music synchronisation consultant as well as a record label manager, DJ, producer and promoter. Debo has an MA in Music Business Management.
Trainee Creative Associate – Pascale Kasirabo
Pascale is currently studying for a combined degree in Theatre Arts at The University of Kent. He has worked with Tangle as Director’s Assistant on A Drop To Drink and The Crossing, and is part way through a three year placement developing the company’s artistic, administrative and online functions. He has performed in a number of productions at Kingston College and at Rich Mix in London and directed two short films. He is currently directing Connor McPherson’s THE WEIR. He was born in Rwanda.
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